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Hi, my husband and I are buying a flat in Reus and need to install heating and air-con. Does anyone have a ballpark idea of costs for this? Thanks, Fran

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It depends on how many rooms you have and the quality of the units you buy, which will affect the running costs later.

We had ours installed two years ago, four internal units and one external. They were top of the range (Mitsubishi) and we use them for both heating and cooling. The running costs are lower than the electric radiators and portable aircon unit we were previously using. The total cost including installation was just over €5k.
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It depends on how many rooms you have and the quality of the units you buy, which will affect the running costs later.

We had ours installed two years ago, four internal units and one external. They were top of the range (Mitsubishi) and we use them for both heating and cooling. The running costs are lower than the electric radiators and portable aircon unit we were previously using. The total cost including installation was just over €5k.
Thank you so much for getting back. That's great to know. It's a 2 bed flat so we could maybe just have 3 units.

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We installed two units in September last year and we got a great price because they were liquidating the summer stock. Two high end units bought and installed for 1000€.

Look for a good efficiency rating (A**/A***) to insure low running costs.
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We installed two units in September last year and we got a great price because they were liquidating the summer stock. Two high end units bought and installed for 1000€.

Look for a good efficiency rating (A**/A***) to insure low running costs.
Wow, that's amazing. And a great tip - I shall look out for those ratings. We're still in Scotland and with the rain and cold, it's hard to imagine needing air-con right now

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ALWAYS get the best units that you can afford. We chose Panasonic inverters.

ALWAYS over-spec them (if you need one for 20m3, get one that does, say, 25m3)


Remember that you can run a number of indoor units on one external unit. That's what we've done at it is a very efficient way of doing it. No loss of power or efficiency.
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A very good unit will be about €900 installed. Running costs will depend on how much you use it.
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Before you buy aircon units, check with your Comunidad whether there are any rules about their installation.

Ours didn't allow installation on the outside of the building, so we put the outside unit (supplying two room units) on our balcony, where it was not visible to others.

There was also an objection to the condensation drains dripping down the outside of the building, so we had to pipe them into the drainage system. Condensation drains are needed for all units, both room and outside.

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A mono spilt can be easier and therefore cheaper to install. Most of what people have suggested are multi split.

With a mono split each internal unit has it's own inverter outside. That means the tubing can have very short runs. A multi split will have one external unit with all the tubes and wiring heading out to it.

The other advantage of a monosplit is if an unit breaks the other ones will keep working just fine.
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